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Showing releases 51-75 out of 149.

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Public Release: 10-Jul-2014
Orbital Sciences' second mission delivers delights to space station
Satellites, Girl Scouts and good ole Charlie Brown highlight Orbital Sciences Corporation's second commercial resupply voyage to the International Space Station. Orbital-2 will deliver new scientific investigations to the space station.

Contact: Laura Niles
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 10-Jul-2014
ACS Infectious Diseases: Unique chemistry journal names editor
The American Chemical Society (ACS) announced today that Courtney Aldrich, Ph.D., will head the brand-new, web-only journal ACS Infectious Diseases as editor-in-chief. With the first issue slated for publication in January 2015, the pioneering journal will meet a growing demand for a place to publish top-notch chemistry-focused infectious diseases research.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 10-Jul-2014
Great tasting low-fat cheeses and cakes could soon be on the menu
Low-fat cheeses and cakes that are just as tempting as full-fat equivalents could be heading for supermarket shelves, thanks to fresh insights into how proteins can replace fats without affecting foodstuffs' taste and texture. Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, a team at Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh has produced modified proteins that easily break down into micro-particles and therefore closely mimic the behavior of fats during food manufacture.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: EPSRC Press Office
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 10-Jul-2014
Injectable contraceptive launched in Burkina Faso to expand choice and address unmet need
Women in the West African nation Burkina Faso today have access to an additional family planning option. Sayana Press has the potential to increase access to contraception at all levels of the health system and in communities by combining a lower-dose formulation of a widely used contraceptive -- Pfizer's Depo-Provera -- with the BD Uniject injection system.

Contact: Kate Davidson

Public Release: 10-Jul-2014
Universities of Surrey and Strathclyde selected as strategic partners in the future operation of the National Physical Laboratory
The Universities of Strathclyde and Surrey have been identified as preferred partners to enter into a new strategic partnership with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the world-renowned National Physical Laboratory (NPL), a global center of excellence in measurement and materials science. This new partnership will help to provide future leadership of NPL.

Contact: Amy Sutton
University of Surrey

Public Release: 9-Jul-2014
New type of stent could help some brain aneurysm patients
The device could offer hope for patients with large, wide-neck brain aneurysms previously considered untreatable.

Contact: Sheila Galloro
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Public Release: 9-Jul-2014
Telemedicine for patients with chronic liver diseases
Although telemedicine could improve the quality of life of patients with chronic liver diseases, viable home care systems are still lacking. Scientists working on the EU-project 'd-LIVER' mean to remedy this situation. Initial results have now been released.

Contact: Stephan Kiefer

Public Release: 9-Jul-2014
Managing the data jungle
Many biology labs fight with a glut of measurement data. New software aims to make this a thing of the past: it simplifies laboratory experiment evaluation and unifies how data is saved. It even identifies measurement errors on the spot.

Contact: Dr. Andreas Pippow

Public Release: 9-Jul-2014
First drug candidate from NIH program acquired by biopharmaceutical company
A drug candidate developed by researchers at the NIH's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and its collaborators to treat sickle cell disease has been acquired by Baxter International's BioScience business. The drug candidate, Aes-103, is the first specifically developed to target the underlying molecular mechanism of sickle cell disease. Baxter now will advance the clinical development activities required for regulatory approval and commercialization.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: NCATS Office of Communications
NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

Public Release: 8-Jul-2014
New Negatives in Plant Science
Elsevier Announces the launch of open access journal: New Negatives in Plant Science
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information, is pleased to announce the launch of an open access, online-only journal: New Negatives in Plant Science.

Contact: Marije Hoogstrate

Public Release: 8-Jul-2014
Solar modules embedded in glass
Organic solar modules have advantages over silicon solar cells. However, one critical problem is their shorter operating life. Researchers are working on a promising solution: they are using flexible glass as a carrier substrate that better protects the components.

Contact: Danny Krautz

Public Release: 8-Jul-2014
Safe harbor
One of the most important means of connecting with foreign countries is by sea, especially for the transport of freight. Researchers are assessing harbor safety using simulations in order to help provide smooth and efficient navigation.

Contact: Hans-Christoph Burmeister

Public Release: 8-Jul-2014
New research unit for dangerous hospital germs
The antibiotic-resistant bacterium Acinetobacter baumanii often causes fatal nosocomial infections. A research unit approved by the German Research Foundation, under the leadership of researchers based in Frankfurt, has made it their goal to throw light on the infection process and the adaptation mechanisms of the bacterium. The fundamental insights gained by the research unit will pave the way for the clinical management of this bacterium.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Dr. Anke Sauter
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 8-Jul-2014
New app widens opportunities for dementia assessments
A team of clinicians from Plymouth, UK, and Sydney, Australia, have today launched ACEmobile -- a free-to-use app to support the assessment of dementia, worldwide.

Contact: Andrew Gould
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 8-Jul-2014
VSL#3 passes consumer lab approval test for probiotics
Probiotics have gained in popularity in recent years and consumers now have many to choose from. However, only 14 of 19 successfully tested through Consumer Lab's quality certification program probiotics. VSL#3, a high potency probiotic medical food for the dietary management of irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, and an ileal pouch, is included on the list.

Contact: Ashley Hughes
914-241-0086 x14
Robin Leedy & Associates, Inc.

Public Release: 7-Jul-2014
Smart paint signals when equipment is too hot to handle
NJIT researchers have developed a paint for use in coatings and packaging that changes color when exposed to high temperatures, delivering a visual warning to people handling material or equipment with the potential to malfunction, explode, or cause burns when overheated.

Contact: Tanya Klein
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 7-Jul-2014
Device eliminates 93 percent of lawnmower pollutant
A team of University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering students have won an EPA student design contest for a device they created that curbs harmful pollutant emitted from lawnmowers by 93 percent.

Contact: Sean Nealon
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 7-Jul-2014
Penn's immunotherapy for leukemia receives FDA's Breakthrough Therapy designation
A University of Pennsylvania-developed personalized immunotherapy has been awarded the US Food and Drug Administration's Breakthrough Therapy designation for the treatment of relapsed and refractory adult and pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The investigational therapy, known as CTL019, is the first personalized cellular therapy for the treatment of cancer to receive this important classification.

Contact: Steve Graff
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 7-Jul-2014
Efficient thermal cooling and heating
Thermal systems use heat to produce cold, and vice versa. To do so, a material is needed that can dissipate water vapor particularly well and quickly. A new method simply applies this property as a layer onto the components.

Contact: Dr. Stefan Henninger

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
Manufacturing process developed for HIV microbicide
A drug compound with potential to block HIV transmission in women has been successfully manufactured at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Mintaka Foundation

Contact: Kimberly Tedrow, BPDF media contact
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
NTU launches two new home-grown satellites
Singapore now has two new satellites orbiting in space, built by Nanyang Technological University. The nation's latest satellites, VELOX-I and VELOX-PIII, were launched into space on India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV C-23 on Monday, 30 June 2014.

Contact: Lester Kok
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
New study will discover why women freeze their eggs
A new study will explore the reasons why women freeze their eggs for non-medical reasons. Researchers from the Jean Hailes Research Unit at Monash University, Melbourne IVF and the University of Melbourne, hope to survey women who froze their eggs at Melbourne IVF over the past 15 years.

Contact: Lucy Handford
Monash University

Public Release: 2-Jul-2014
Geophysical Research Letters
Martian salts must touch ice to make liquid water, study shows
In chambers that mimic Mars' conditions, University of Michigan researchers have shown how small amounts of liquid water could form on the planet despite its below-freezing temperatures.

Contact: Nicole Casal Moore
University of Michigan

Public Release: 2-Jul-2014
The time devoted to both conventional and social media each day is growing
The time devoted to both conventional and social media each day is growing; digital divides are widening.

Contact: Ulrika Facht
University of Gothenburg

Public Release: 2-Jul-2014
Chemical and Engineering News
Bioelectronics could lead to a new class of medicine
Imagine having tiny electronics implanted somewhere in your body that can regulate nerve signals and make symptoms of various disorders go away. That's the vision of the field of bioelectronic medicine -- the emerging discipline that has made enough promising advances to draw a big investment by a pharmaceutical giant, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Showing releases 51-75 out of 149.

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